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Nevada ranked one of worst states for working moms

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LAS VEGAS -- A website that provides financial information to consumers ranked Nevada as the sixth worst state for working moms.

WalletHub.com reported Monday that Nevada placed last in child care and fifth from the bottom in work/life balance. On the bright side, the state ranked 14th best in professional opportunities for working moms.

Among more detailed categories, Nevada ranked 15th best in the ratio of female to male executives, 23rd in gender pay gap, 25th in public school quality, 26th in average commute time and 28th in day care quality.

The state also ranked 34th in parental leave policies, 46th in the length of the average woman’s workday, 47th in access to pediatric services and 48th in child care costs.

“While women now comprise roughly half of the American workforce, they make about two-thirds as much as men and have far less upward mobility, as evidenced by the fact that less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies have female chief executives,” John Kiernan wrote for WalletHub. “Even the new crop of high-profile female CEOs seems to be drastically underpaid relative to their peers.”

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